FDA Must Issue Food Safety Rules By Nov., Judge Says

Law360, New York (June 26, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to propose overdue food safety regulations by the end of November, refusing to give the agency the flexibility it said was necessary to roll out the rules.

The new deadlines set by U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton for the proposal and finalization of outstanding Food Safety Modernization Act regulations are stricter than the "target time frames" floated by the FDA, which the judge called "inadequate," but less stringent than the deadlines proposed by...
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